Storming Through It
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Storm mode again across southern New England this morning as I spend it with my meteorological BFF. It's a storm you would likely find this time of year....rain, wind and snow confined to the higher elevations of southern New England. No different this morning with the rain/snow line charging north into New Hampshire as I blog. Most towns in the Worcester Hills picking up between 1-4" of snow (higher amounts at the higher elevations).
Now it becomes a rain & wind storm. A big storm means a big bag of rain and many towns will get drenched with 1-2" of rain before tapering off by 5pm. Wind will also be an issue--especially along the coastline. Look for wind gusts between 30-40mph (gusts out on Cape Cod up near 50mph) for much of the day. That wind will peel out of here about the same time as the rain does...5-6pm. That wind is from the east and it will push & pile water up along the coastline setting the stage for the threat of minor coastal flooding at the midday high tide (12:07pm)
Usually with big storms, it's one nasty day and done-boom!, back to sunshine. Sorry Charlie, not this time as our storm slams on the breaks and hangs with us for the rest of the week. Thankfully, it will weaken with each passing hour so by tomorrow we still have a cloudy day but only a few showers and much less wind. Raw with temps in the low 40s. Friday offers more clouds & still the risk of a shower at any time. Temps will be a little bit cooler--only flirting with 40.
The good news is we can get the sun back into New England by the weekend---a storm free weekend. Sweet.
-JR (And Pete too)